TABLE 1.

Demographic Data for G-6-PD-Deficient Versus G-6-PD-Normal Male Neonates

CategoryG-6-PD-Deficient (n = 64)G-6-PD-Normal (n = 436)
Birth weight, g3232 ± 4703271 ± 476
Gestational age, wk38.9 ± 1.538.9 ± 1.5
Caesarian section, no.19 (29.7%)82 (18.8%)
Group B streptococcal colonization, no.21/53 (39.6%)133/356 (37.4%)
Breastfeeding (exclusive and mixed), no.22 (34.4%)174 (39.9%)
Maternal smoking, no.5 (7.8%)74 (16.9%)
Maternal diabetes mellitus, no.2 (3.1%)8 (1.8%)
Cephalhematoma or bruising, no.2 (3.1%)12 (2.6%)
  • No significant differences were found for any of these categories between the 2 groups.